Learn to fly! - Introductory flights as low as $299 bring a friend free!


San Francisco to Santa Monica seems even closer when you fly yourself!

Flight School - Santa Monica

"The best office view in Los Angeles"


Welcome to Skyward Aviation 

We are boutique flight school with a reputation for developing some of the best trained pilots in the industry.

Whether you are looking to tick off a bucket list experience, obtaining a gift certificate, a pilot license for pleasure, flying for a major airline professionally or receiving on scene consulting for film & television, we're here to help. 

We are currently offering discounted rates for Google Employee's for Introductory flight adventures and pilot certification!

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Catalina for Lunch? Vegas for the weekend?


"I walk out to the airplane after my various safety checks, start up the engine and  i'm in Vegas in half the time it takes me to drive, not to mention if I were to face rush hour traffic"

The world from a different perspective


"It's just breath taking..I'm flying around Los Angeles airspace and notice all the cars stuck in traffic... carpool lane on steroids"

Over 125+ 5 Star RATED Company!

Lisa M, Upland CA


I ended up buying my boyfriend an Awesome Adventure over Los Angeles as a Christmas gift. I am someone who does not like flying at all, but Bret made me feel so comfortable I found the courage to give it a shot. 

Bret was amazing, he was so patient with all of my questions, he made me feel so at ease. 

Anthony D, San Fransisco


Bret is a fantastic flight instructor. After taking an introductory flight, he helped me get my private pilot's license.

 He is an extremely talented and knowledgeable pilot, and made learning to fly less complicated and extremely fun! I highly recommend him!

Jonny W, Los Angeles CA


Bret is an amazing guy. He's a great instructor with thousands of hours in the cockpit and has a lot of experience being a flight instructor. 

He knows how to teach and is very nice to talk to. I would 100% recommend getting your pilots license at 

Skyward Aviation.

Jason, Oslo Norway


My 14 year recently learned to fly with Bret at Skyward.

Bret was not only professional and highly skilled, but he made it intellectually interesting for my son.

He was also punctual with his lesson times which was very helpful

I would recommend him to anyone without qualification.

Anusha H, Los Angeles CA


Skyward 100% deserves five stars. I've never done anything like this before and Bret made this the best experience possible. When I reached out to him to learn more about the trip and schedule it, he was extremely kind, patient, and friendly. He opened up for us on his day off to work with our schedule and gave us the most incredible experience up in the air for the first time! 

And most importantly I felt so safe! It was the most amazing experience and I'd definitely come do it here again.

Much Much More+

Baz M, Brooklyn New York


Yesterday I took my friend Bonnie on a day trip to Catalina Island from Sant Monica with Skyward Aviation for her birthday.

It was one of the "Awesome Aventures" Flight Lessons. Bonnie flew the airplane to Catalina, her first time flying or even being in a small airplane. It was an incredible day and she loved the experience of flying a plane for the first time.

Thanks so much Bret for the incredible day and making her birthday so special!


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About Us



160hp 4 Cylinder 125mph, 4 Seater, 650NM Range, 14000FT Ceiling Single Engine land Low wing airplane  

VOR Navigation 

IFR Certified 



Santa Monica Airport, 

One of the most historic and high profile airports in the United States, less than five miles way from LAX.

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160hp 4 Cylinder 125mph, 4 Seater, 650NM Range, 14000FT Ceiling Single Engine land Low wing airplane 

Garmin Digital GPS

IFR Certified 

Pilot Certification

airplane rental rate discounts to 164 with a 10 hour pre paid accounT

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

We operate 7 days a week.  7am - 9pm.

Due to cost efficiency we don't have a receptionist, this enables up to pass more savings on to our pilots. 

Please call or email to book an appointment ahead of time incase we're out flying!

Skyward Aviation

3147 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, California 90405, United States

Main Number: +1 (310) 313 - 3450 Cheif Pilot Bret Olivere: +1 (760) 831 - 0180